Announcement

Collapse
See more
See less

Share your Duffy Photos

Collapse

Get Away Today

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    Build a Bear sells these stands for $4 each. Vermont Teddy Bear charges a lot more. You have to ask at Build a Bear because they don't keep them on display.

    So the next day we went to Rice Park in St. Paul to view the Peanuts statues. Charles M. Schulz was born in the area.

    Then we went to the zoo. Shellie May immediately grabbed a stuffed starfish. "I want this," she said. Then they played hide and seek with me with their masks on, thinking I would not recognize them. Well, they couldn't see too well out of the masks and kept bumping into things, helping me find them easily.

    They gazed at the red river hog, and then Shellie May tried to bring joy to a grumpy fish.

    Duffy chose cotton candy for his snack and Shellie May enjoyed banana split flavored dippin' dots. Ooo, yeah, she really likes ice cream now!

    We went to the state capitol, which is open 7 days a week, but I found out that they turn the air conditioning off during non-weekday business hours so even though it was the big woods up north, it still gets quite stuffy and hot there by Sunday when I was there!

    I purchased rainbow cupcakes for the bears. I gave Shellie May hers first and Duffy came over to investigate. "Hey, that looks really good, Shellie May. Where's MY cupcake? I like cupcakes, too."

    "Here you go, Duffy."

    "Mmmm, these are yummy. I like vacations. Vacations are fun," said Shellie May.

    "Me, too. We should do this more often," said Duffy.

    Uh-oh, they just went on a vacation less than a month ago, how much more often does he want? He's getting a little spoiled, but luckily, not in a demanding way, just enjoying himself and looking forward to each adventure.

































































    Wow, that was a busy day. I think they needed a cupcake!

    Comment


    • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

      I got up really early and drove to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, WI and did a 3.5 hour grand cruise. Duffy and Shellie May had their swimsuits on. However, when we got to Meyers Beach and they felt how frigid the water was they said, "Um, hellOH, we are NOT polar bears," and went scampering back to the car.







      Comment


      • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

        Well, what would a trip to Minneapolis be without a visit to the Mall of America? Duffy and Shellie May were all excited, well, Shellie May especially, and I told Duffy they also have an aquarium and theme park. We didn't get to the theme park the first day, but here they are everywhere else. However, they did get to meet the wonder pets, Linny and Ming-Ming. Duffy was less than thrilled at Ming-Ming trying to teach Duffy to fly. Linny loved Shellie May and didn't want to give her back.

        Duffy and Shellie May also did a quality check for a Duffy I was purchasing for a friend. And the winner is.....!





























        If anyone is interested, here is the link to where I got Shellie May's dress. It is actually a toddler dress that the designer altered to fit Shellie May's specific measurements.

        The Rose Garden Boutique Handmade Creations by by TRGBoutique

        Comment


        • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

          One day Duffy and Shellie May went to the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon indoor amusement park.

          “Come on, Shellie May, get dressed. We want to get there early before the lines get long.”

          “I AM dressed,” she replied.


          “That’s a nightgown,” I told her. “You need to put on some day clothes.”

          “But this is in the theme of amusement parks. I think it will look nice. I’m going to wear it,” she said emphatically.

          Duffy, meanwhile, was giggling at the idea of Shellie May wearing her nightgown in public.

          “Hey, Duffy, what about when YOU wore your Cars slippers to the Indy 500 Museum?” Shellie May asked.

          Duffy shut up real fast!

          “Come ON, Shellie May, here, wear this.” I laid out something nice for her.

          “Um, maybe tomorrow. Today I am wearing THIS. See? It has a ferris wheel and bumper cars on it. No shoes, no shirt, no service. But I have shoes, see?" She must have seen that on a sign somewhere, ha!

          Okay, seriously, am I arguing with a Disney bear about fashion? “WhatEVER, Shellie May, come on, then,” I said as I took her paw giggling in my own head over the incident. Yes, these bears sure DO have me wrapped around their little paw.

          Duffy was looking at Sponge Bob Square Pants funny. "What is that? It looks like what you wipe the counter with."

          "That's Sponge Bob Square Pants."

          "They make a character out of that? That is the dumbest thing I ever heard of," Duffy said.

          "Yeah, that is a really dumb idea," agreed Shellie May.

          Shellie May liked Dora the Explorer better. And Dora, well, she ALSO did not want to give the bears back!

          There were very few rides they were allowed to go on, so they just rode the kiddie carousel and the ferris wheel.





































          Comment


          • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

            Wow, Jill. I was at the Mall of America many years back and the amusement park was a Camp Snoopy. I'm sure it hasn't changed much other than the theme. Such adventures for the bears.

            I didn't know that you used stands. Immamouse, you should be able to get them to stand on their own if they are wearing shoes. You need to get them in the perfect position of balance and they'll stand. However, a breeze will knock them down. When my Duffy stands, he's looking down a bit, but not Shellie May. She stands tall and proud. I guess the Duffster is a bit of a sloucher. He should learn better posture!

            Comment


            • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

              Originally posted by Ilovegreataur View Post
              Wow, Jill. I was at the Mall of America many years back and the amusement park was a Camp Snoopy. I'm sure it hasn't changed much other than the theme. Such adventures for the bears.

              I didn't know that you used stands. Immamouse, you should be able to get them to stand on their own if they are wearing shoes. You need to get them in the perfect position of balance and they'll stand. However, a breeze will knock them down. When my Duffy stands, he's looking down a bit, but not Shellie May. She stands tall and proud. I guess the Duffster is a bit of a sloucher. He should learn better posture!
              Occasionally they will stand on their own for about 2 seconds, or I can lean them against something, but mostly they need a stand even with shoes they bend at the waist forward and topple over. I try to hide the stand whenever possible.

              Yes, it was Camp Snoopy when I was there in 2000. Some of the rides are the same, but also some are new and different.

              Comment


              • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                I woke up on Independence Day to find Patriotic Duffy staring me in the face.

                “Patriotic Duffy, what are you doing here?”

                “I’m a stowaway,” he said. “I was tired of sitting on the shelf and decided to get in on some of the action.”

                So off we went for a day of fun in MN and WI. The bears got their photos taken at the patriotic park in Lindstrom, MN. They also enjoyed Cascade Falls in WI. “This sure beats just sitting around like a bump on a log. Vacations are fun. I’ll have to stowaway more often,” said Patriotic Duffy.

                “Um, no, don’t get any ideas! This is a one-time thing and next time I’m checking to make sure all the bears are in their place before I leave. I don’t want any more surprises.”

                Patriotic Duffy laughed all the way back to the hotel. I have no idea what he was giggling about back there, but even Duffy and Shellie May looked like they were pulling one over on me.

                Then they lined up on the chair to get a view out the window of the fireworks. I had to explain that it must be dark for them to start. Being a little overly enthused, they couldn’t sit still in the chair and decided to peer out the window. “It’s still not dark, bears. It’s going to be awhile.”

























                Shellie May's bows and skirt are from this shop on Etsy:

                http://www.etsy.com/shop/MothersMelody

                Their sweaters are from this shop on Etsy. The skirt you must mention is for Shellie May but for the sweaters, you don't have to worry.

                http://www.etsy.com/shop/KraftyKatsUK

                Comment


                • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                  Duffy and Shellie May at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Pepin, Wisconsin, her home town. This was the big woods when she was born in 1867 but now it is farmland and even if she was here, she would not recognize it.

                  They found it a little more interesting than the museum in Burr Oak, Iowa.

                  Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiography is being translated from her original handwriting and should be published this year. It will be called "Pioneer Girl".













                  Comment


                  • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                    Who’s this?
                    Sweet Sister, where did you come from?

                    “She’s my buddy,” said Patriotic Duffy, putting his arm around her protectively.

                    “What do you mean, she’s your buddy?”

                    “You know, the buddy system. There’s safety in numbers.”

                    “That’s right,” said Sweet Sister. “I’m a stowaway, too. So okay, when can I go to the Mall with Shellie May?”

                    “Um, now, I guess…” I’m going to have to keep a closer eye on things. This is getting out of hand. I suppose that was what Patriotic Duffy was giggling about in the back seat the other day.

                    Shellie May and Sweet Sister had fun at the mall. They brought back a small Hello Kitty each, and a new sibling each. Duffy stayed at the hotel and preferred to sleep, that is until he saw what he missed out on.

                    “Don’t worry, Duffy, we didn’t forget you,” said Shellie May. “I know you are running out of things to wear, so I picked these items out especially for you. Do you like them?”

                    Duffy definitely liked them!

                    Meanwhile, Zhu Xiong, the panda (her name means “bamboo bear” in Mandarin Chinese), picked out a fun board game to play sometime. Shellie May, Sweet Sister, and Adelaide, who immediately put on flip flops to cover up her birth defect (Cody Simpson paw pads), all looked on.

















                    Comment


                    • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                      Today is cheap Happy Meal day at McDonald's and right now they're giving away toys from Despicable Me 2!



                      Where's the toy? WHERE'S THE TOY?!


                      Duffy got Dave, who is holding a banana!

                      Comment


                      • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                        AHAHAHA! Banana!!
                        Luv Duffy & Shellie May
                        sigpic

                        Comment


                        • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                          Originally posted by Naelyan View Post
                          AHAHAHA! Banana!!
                          When you move his arm he giggles and says "Ooh banana!" :lol:

                          Comment


                          • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                            The bears have taken over my back seat and I must drive carefully home. Duffy and Shellie May decided to go au naturale for the 850 mile ride back to TN.
                            Adelaide arrived in Tennessee carrying her surfboard.

                            “Where’s the beach?” she asked.

                            “Um, this is Tennessee , a landlocked state. There is no beach here.”

                            “No beach?”

                            “No, but we have a water park.”

                            “Ew, chlorine ruins my fur. I want the ocean!”

                            “That’s 8 hours away by car. Sorry.”

                            Duffy brought his skateboard over for Adelaide . “Here, you can ride this. It’s sort of like surfing, but on PAVEMENT!”

                            Shellie May shared her big pink bow to cheer Adelaide up. “See how pretty you are, Adelaide . Do you like it?” she asked.

                            Adelaide brightened up and decided to give Tennessee a chance. I hope she doesn’t get too homesick.













                            Comment


                            • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                              Jill, it is an easy fix to give Shellie May toes again, since her stitches popped. The Duffster has a foot popped now and it looks so swollen.

                              Comment


                              • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                                Originally posted by Ilovegreataur View Post
                                Jill, it is an easy fix to give Shellie May toes again, since her stitches popped. The Duffster has a foot popped now and it looks so swollen.
                                How?

                                Comment


                                • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                                  Did the 4th of July outfit come with pants? I didn't think it did.




                                  sigpic

                                  Comment


                                  • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                                    Originally posted by immamouse View Post
                                    Did the 4th of July outfit come with pants? I didn't think it did.
                                    Patriotic Duffy is a pre-dressed bear that I got in February this year. Poor litle guy has been sitting on the shelf seeing Dated Duffy, Little Buddy, Irish Duffy, and Bunny Duffy featured in storylines and that's why he was a stowaway. He could not bear the inactivity any longer.

                                    Regular Duffy and Shellie May are wearing ensembles I mixed and matched.

                                    Patriotic Duffy is I think only 12" tall.

                                    Comment


                                    • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                                      Build-a-Bear has new Smurf outfits for the upcoming movie. I don't particularly care about the movies, but I thought the outfit for the "bad" one looked pretty cute, so I got it for ShellieMay, and it looks great on her. I'm sure she won't be acting naughty because of it though.

                                      Meow

                                      Comment


                                      • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                                        I saw the "bad smurf" outfit online and thought it looked cute. Seeing it on Shellie has me sold. I'm going to have to pick it up for her probably sometime next week.

                                        Comment


                                        • Re: Share your Duffy Photos

                                          Oh, and JillT, I love the blue dress you have on ShellieMay when she was visiting the Little House museum. She almost looks like Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ.
                                          Meow

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X